Poor Alice ...
... Or perhaps Monday evokes this sense of can crushing unpleasantness?
... Or perhaps Monday just leaves you be-fuzzled like Tim?
For me, this is probably my most common reaction to Monday...
....it catches me by surprise...makes me happy...excited...
For one thing Monday is my day off. With Youth Group on Sunday nights and sometimes youth goings on over the weekend, life can get busy.fast. So Monday is my "sabbath" if you will; my day to rest, relax, and do some self-care.
But the real reason that Monday has become my new Friday is my Mom.
Shortly after I got married, I realized how in little ways I just missed my parents; seeing them everyday or having a good chat with my Mom. I lived at home with them until I got married and never went away to college, so in a sense they were always around.
When I got married I was really surprised how easy the transition was for me to make in moving out of their house into my new home with my husband. I am so glad they live only 10 minutes away, but still regular family time with the original parental units gets tougher as you grow up and move out.
So Momsy and I decided every other Monday to have a standing lunch date together. I swing by to pick up her up in my yellow 11 year old car and we're off to either to a Coney place or Panera. It is so fun because we both joke how much we look forward to it every other Monday. Even some of the nurses she works with ask on Monday's is this a day we go out together:)
It is so good to just catch up, swap recipes, joke around, pray with each other, and of course it definitely helps that food is involved. My Mom is a rock for me; one of those people that just anchor's me in life. She is a great sounding board and I can tell her anything...not to mention the woman is a freaking prayer warrior. for real. You need prayers? Get She-She (our nick-name for her:) on the job!
Mom and I have always had a pretty good relationship, (minus some of those sassy years-give or take 10 years ;) but as I have gotten older and since getting married, I really do appreciate her all the more; especially when I know many other people were not as blessed with the person they call Mom in their life.
I love that we can spend time like this together and cherish it so much.
Thanks Momsy, for making Monday's the new Friday for me! :)